Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Curse You Head Cold I Was Unprepared For!!

So I was sitting on the floor of my bathroom two days ago, rummaging around in the cabinet under the sink, looking for cold medicine. Which we apparently hadn't restocked from last year. I sat there, in my mucus haze, cursing the little three year old glazed-doughnut-monsters that had passed on their crusty germs to me and looking for anything that might provide relief.

This is how The Man stumbled upon me as I dazedly contemplated the decade old Benadryl in my hand, trying to remember what I knew about half-life potency of certain drugs. Which, whether sick or healthy, is pretty much diddly over squat.

Cautiously, like approaching an injured animal in the wild, The Man asked, "Whatcha got there?"

Clutching the medicine that expired in 2003 to my chest like it's My Preciousssss, I replied, "Nothing."

"Nothing, huh?"

"Just some medicine I think I might take."

"Lemme see it."

I shook my head, wishing immediately that I hadn't.

He gave me that disapproving look, the one he saves for when I've really gone off the reservation. The one that's part, "Do we really have to ride this train?" and "Why do I always have to be the responsible adult?"

After much coaxing and bribery by alcohol, he got me to release the medicine and brought me some whiskey with honey and lemon in it, which I sipped until he came back from the store with Nyquil and day time cough medicine.

That Man, I tell you. He's a keeper.

So I've been sick and wishing I could stay in bed, but nursery school duty calls and I must obey--since I'm hoping to give the germs right back to those little critters!

Anywho, until next time, Citizens, when I'll be talking about music and writing. Stay healthy! And if you see any little glazed doughnut monsters wiping their noses on their sleeves. . .  head the other way!


M.J. Fifield said...

Sounds like he's absolutely a keeper.

One of my co-workers was complaining about her cold, and I told her she could keep on complaining about it...just at the opposite end of the store, thank you very much.

Feel better soon!

Liz Blocker said...

LOL. I love the way you tell stories - I'm right there with you, seeing the whole thing unfold, and laughing along. I hope you feel better, soon!! And yes, keep that Man. He sounds wonderful.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

What a guy. I'm looking forward to my first year not in school and not catching all the coughs and colds that go around.

Lexa Cain said...

That was so funny! Not your illness though - I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for making me laugh. :-D

Melissa said...

"...as I dazedly contemplated the decade old Benadryl in my hand, trying to remember what I knew about half-life potency of certain drugs"

It's not funny that you're sick, but I laughed as I read this. Great post. :)

(And, yes, he's a keeper. ;)

Ava Quinn said...

Ha,MJ!! Thanks for the well wishes. I'm slowly grappling my way out of its clutches.

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Liz! (blushing) He's completely keepable!

Ava Quinn said...

You're out now, Sue and I'm back in. OY to be on the other side of the fence right now!

Ava Quinn said...

Any time, Lexi! Thanks for the well wishes!

Ava Quinn said...

LexAAA! Oy, I blame dayquil for not being able to type worth a dam. Sorry. Lexa! lol!

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Melissa! Glad you stopped over for some craziness!

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